2017 Orsay: Théodor Rivière 1895 Salammbô chez Mâtho

Théodore Rivière: Salammbô with Mathô, 1895

Théodore Rivière: Salammbô with Mathô, 1895.
The title refers to a nov­el by Flaubert I’m not suf­fi­ciently famil­i­ar with. So I took the scene by itself – is it sig­ni­fic­ant how he is only bronze and not of her two mater­i­als?
I love that kind of poly­chrome statues very much, the kind that for example Max Klinger executed well and often.